Essay on Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Legal

1348 Words Nov 20th, 2015 null Page
Medicinal marijuana isn’t considered a drug when it is used in its natural state. Marijuana has many medicinal uses. First of all, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) is the chemical in marijuana that is helpful. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says, “THC increases appetite and reduces nausea . . . may also decrease pain, inflammation, and muscle control problems” (NIH). Marijuana could help underweight people gain weight by giving them an appetite, or people that having eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, outgrow his or hers problems. It could also help people who get carsick or nauseous easily. Say someone crashes his or hers car and is in an unbearable amount of pain, marijuana could help ease the pain for him or her. Inflammation of the wrist or ankle or other body part could affect everyday life, like driving or opening doors, or even interacting with family and friends. It could cause chronic pain, too. Using medicinal marijuana can reduce inflammation. Marijuana could even help muscle control problems, such as turrets or seizures. That would mean less embarrassment for the people with these problems. Moreover, what if marijuana could make peoples’ lives better? The chemicals found in marijuana, mainly THC can help people who have a fatal illness live longer. Even if it is just a little bit longer, that’s a little bit longer that that family is around that person. The natural pain relieving qualities found in THC would reduce the pain that a patient is…

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